Other Thermal Plants in the USA - Arizona & New Mexico
Agua Fria
Location: AZ
Operator: Salt River Project
Configuration: 2 X 114 MW, 1 X 163 MW
Operation: 1958-1961
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: Riley
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Bechtel
Quick facts: This power station is in Peoria also has three gas turbines. Construction began in the late 1950s and Unit-2 was completed in Apr 1957, followed by Unit-1 in Jan 1958, and Unit-3 in April 1961. The GTs were added in 1974/75 and a 200-kW PV system was completed in March 2001. Units 1&2 cost $24mn and Unit-3 cost $20mn.

Photograph courtesy of Salt River Project
Posted 7 May 2014

Cunningham
Location: NM
Operator: Southwestern Public Service
Configuration: 1 X 75 MW, 1 X 190 MW, 2 X 111 MW GT
Operation: 1957-1998
Fuel: natural gas
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: SPS, Brown & Root
Quick facts: This station west of Hobbs is named after Jack Cunningham, a former SPS president.

Photograph courtesy of Xcel
Posted 26 Feb 2014

Kyrene
Location: AZ
Operator: Salt River Project
Configuration: 1 X 35 MW, 1 X 73 MW
Operation: 1952-1954
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: CE, B&W
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Bechtel
Quick facts: This power station in Tempe also has three gas turbines and a CCGT block. The steam sets are the oldest thermal units still on the SRP system and are not in regular operation. Construction began in 1951 and Unit-1 was commissioned on 1 Jul 1952, followed by Unit-2 on 1 Jun 1954.

Photograph courtesy of Salt River Project
Posted 7 May 2014

Maddox
Location: NM
Operator: Southwestern Public Service
Configuration: 1 X 118 MW, 1 X 58 MW GT, 1 X 12 MW GT
Operation: 1967-1976
Fuel: natural gas
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: SPS, Brown & Root
Quick facts: This plant is named for J F Maddox, who was founder, chairman, president and general manager of New Mexico Electric Service Co.

Photograph courtesy of Xcel
Posted 26 Feb 2014

Rio Grande
Location: NM
Operator: El Paso Electric Cpo
Configuration: 1 X 15 MW, 2 X 25 MW, 2 X 35 MW (ret), 2 X 50 MW, 1 X 167 MW
Operation: 1929-1972
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: GE, WH
EPC: Stone & Webster
Quick facts: This power station was built in what was then called El Paso’s upper valley, and is now Sunland Park, NM. The plant was built on the border of the Rio Grande River on what had been thought to be the Texas side. As a result of a meandering river and national legislation , El Paso Electric’s property where the power station is sited was deeded to New Mexico. Construction on Unit-1 began in Mar 1929 and was completed in 8mos at a cost of $5mn Units 6-8 are operational, the other units were retired in 1988.

Photograph courtesy of digie.org
Posted 21 Dec 2014

Saguaro
Location: AZ
Operator: Arizona Public Service Co
Configuration: 2 X 125 MW
Operation: 1954-1955
Fuel: natural gas
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Ebasco

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 6 Sep 2006

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 21-Dec-2014

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